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maternal and fetal medicine, Caesarean Sections, Health Policy, health training, BMC, Obstetrics, Gynaecologists, Clinical Practice, Randomized Clinical Trials, Hospitals, Laval University, New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM)

Improving Health Care for Mother and Child, Doing Fewer Caesareans and … Saving Money!

A training program to improve obstetrical management reduced the number of medically unjustified caesareans and generated significant savings for the healthcare system in Quebec (Canada), in addition to improving the quality of healthcare provided to mothers and babies.

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Human Evolution, Human Migrations, Rickets, Vitamin D Deficiency, Dentin, Tooth, Teeth, Anthropology

Human Teeth Carry Secrets That Tell the Story of Humanity Through Our Fragile Relationship with the Sun

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The story of humanity’s vital – and fragile – relationship with the sun has been locked inside our teeth for hundreds of thousands of years. A new method is starting to tease out answers to major questions of evolution and migration, using clues hidden just under the enamel.

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Canadian Researcher Wins Grant to Explore Promising HIV Vaccine

News release about promising research

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Autism, Metformin, type 2 diabetes drugs, Fragile X Syndrome, intellectual disabilities, University of Montreal, McGill University , University Of Edinburgh, mice, Genetic Diseases, Brain, Protein, Neurological Disease, Mental Retardation, FMR1 mutation, speech impaired, Anxiety Disorders, Seizures, Biochemistry, Nature Medicine, Clinical Trials, Medication, Ne

Diabetes Drug May Help Symptoms of Autism-Associated Condition

Metformin, the most widely used drug to treat type 2 diabetes, could potentially be used to treat symptoms of Fragile X syndrome, an inherited form of intellectual disability and a cause of some forms of autism.

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Nanotechnology, Biotechnology, Pharmaceucticals, Drugs and treatment, Precision Medicine

A Slingshot to Shoot Drugs Onto the Site of an Infection

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Chemists from Italy and Canada specializing in nanotechnology create a molecular slingshot that could shoot drugs at precise locations in the human body once triggered by specific disease markers.

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Energy, Energy efficiency , Renewable Energy, Facilities, Grants/Funding, British Columbia, Vancouver, BC Housing, Energy Management, Instructional Technology

NYIT-Vancouver Awarded BC Housing Grant to Promote Smart Home Technologies

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NYIT-Vancouver has received funding to establish a lab with the latest energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies.

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Opioids, opioid abuse, Opioid Abuse Epidemic

New Canadian Clinical Guideline for Physicians Tapers Down Use of Opioids

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There are important risks associated with opioids. The guideline aspires to promote evidence-based prescribing of opioids for chronic non-cancer pain.

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Smoking, Tobacco, Young Adults, Canada, University of Montreal, Adolescence, Public Health, anti-smoking

Young Adult Smokers: The Hidden Demographic

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College students and other 18-to-25's aren't getting the attention they need to avoid taking up smoking, says University of Montreal PhD candidate Thierry Gagné, who wrote a paper on the subject.

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Immunotherapy, Maraba, non-small cell lung cancer

Hamilton Patient First to Receive Experimental Immunotherapy Combination for Cancer in Clinical Trial

Experts at Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS) and McMaster University, in partnership with The Ottawa Hospital, have begun a clinical trial to determine if the unique experimental immunotherapy combination may be able to treat non-small cell lung cancer. The experimental therapy combines two different viruses with an approved drug to stimulate the immune system to recognize and attack cancer cells.

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Pizza Pizza Joins Scotiabank Road Hockey to Conquer Cancer as Presenting Sponsor, Says “Game on” to Cancer

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The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation welcomes Pizza Pizza as its new presenting sponsor for Scotiabank Road Hockey to Conquer Cancer through to 2019.







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